Born and raised in Pasadena, California, Guy Tortora is currently based in London.
What he does as a songwriter and performer is what people like to call Americana these days. In Guy’s case, it means original songs, well constructed and well performed in some of the various musical idioms that originated in the USA-blues, jazz, folk and roots.
Over the last few years he has laid claim to a unique niche on the Blues & Roots scene in the UK and in Europe, from small clubs and theatres to festivals.
Guy is a guitar player of some accomplishment and a distinctive songwriter. On both acoustic and electric guitars he plays finger style and is a fine bottleneck and slide player. He will be showcasing numbers from his highly acclaimed album ‘Bluesman In A Boneyard’.
One of the gigs of the season last year.